Crashes need to be avoided. Operational hazards arising from the failure of an individual component must be prevented.
Anchor points lead to dangerous situations in many occasions which is often either due to poor quality or improper use. Therefore, anchor points need to be of the right size and securely connected to the ground. Investigations by the German Social Accident Insurance (Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung) have shown that 20% of the anchor points they inspected are unsafe due to incorrect installation and attachment. Individual anchor points, such as the Yoke anchor point PSA, should therefore only be used in small working areas in order to prevent pendulum falls and incalculable falling distances. Anchor points should also be inspected regularly by experts to detect influences from weather, wear and tear and incorrect use in good time. In this regard, it is important to have an installation documentation available which contains all relevant data of the anchor point: its product identification, the installer, the fastener and the responsible company. Please make sure that you only use anchor points that possess all important certifications such as EN 795, EN 50308 and OSHA 1926.502. The Yoke anchor point PSA meets these requirements and complies with the EU Directive 89/686/EWG for personal protective equipment. The anchor point is 100% electromagnetically crack tested according to EN 1677-1 1005 and the number of persons is imprinted according to DIN EN 365. Further, the Yoke anchor point PSA passed load and drop tests with flying colors. It can be rotated 360° and is equipped with a yellow powder coating for signal effects.
Having all the features described above, the Yoke anchor point PSA offers maximum safety.
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